Areas of Focus

RLF’s experience, combination of approaches, and expert staff, consultants, and partners, have produced remarkable results throughout its history. RLF has had a transformative impact on land-based conservation and conservation-related policies in California and across the West, and a similar impact on ocean conservation and related policies along the coast of California as well as in international waters. It has not only secured on-the-ground accomplishments of lands and waters saved, policies passed, other organizations grown into capable long term advocates, and public funds approved; it has provided foundations and individual donors with an innovative and highly effective model of how to use philanthropy to create conservation outcomes. With overarching attention given to building conservation constituencies and fostering resilience and adaptation in the face of climate change, RLF’s work currently falls under four categories:

Lands and Climate
Rivers and Watersheds
Donor Services